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Arrest made in Metro robbery

Published 12:00am Sunday, October 27, 2013

SOUTH POINT — One arrest has been made in the September robbery at the Metro Cab Company in South Point with two others expected to follow.

Leigha Paige Maynard, 20, of 2988 County Road 2, Chesapeake, was arrested on Friday.

“Early on in the investigations, we developed the suspects,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said on Friday. “In turning up the heat she knew we were looking for them. She came and turned herself in. She wandered into (Lawrence County Municipal) Court and said, ‘Here I am.’”

On Sept. 10, three people entered the cab company at 132 County Road 410, South Point, wearing camouflaged clothing with bandanas across their faces. They carried what looked like paintball and pellet guns. One of them allegedly shot an attendant at the cab company. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the company.

“She was pelted three or four times with a paintball,” Lawless said. “At a close distance, that will do a number on you. Those strings will tear your skin. She was shot in the arm and upper body.”

After Maynard turned herself in, sheriff’s office detectives interviewed her and she allegedly confessed to her involvement in the robbery.

Maynard was arraigned in the county municipal court on a second-degree felony charge of robbery with bond set at $25,000. Currently the woman is at the Lawrence County Jail.

Arrest warrants have been issued for two other suspects.

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